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Blogs, hm, seem a lot like conferences ?

Some years back, 1977 to be a bit more precise, I ventured a daring prediction to a class of Stanford seniors who wanted to learn how to write news stories. "In...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by John Hargis, on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 18 comments | 23332 Views

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Domestic Violence: Hidden tragedies afflict affluent communities as well, leaving lasting scars

A deeply qualified panel of speakers will explore the often hidden tragedies, and crimes, of domestic violence in affluent communities next week. The tragedies...

Original post made by paloaltoonline.com on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Todd, on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm | 4 comments | 20979 Views

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Unraveling history?s mysteries, building community memory

Earlier this month I talked about things I didn't know. Speaking to nearly 120 longtime Palo Altans -- including many present and former civic leaders -- at...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 21, 2006
Last comment by Nick Burr, on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:40 am | 10 comments | 18716 Views

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On Deadline: New report confirms first-hand knowledge of bay's health

For those of us lucky enough to have had intimate, first-hand contact with the San Francisco Bay over decades, a new report on the bay's health is encouraging, despite...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 25, 2011 at 8:34 am | 5 comments | 17457 Views

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Blogs, hm, seem a lot like conferences ?

Some years back, 1977 to be a bit more precise, I ventured a daring prediction to a class of Stanford seniors who wanted to learn how to write news stories. "In...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by John Hargis, on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 18 comments | 16837 Views

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Parking woes in downtown Palo Alto go back 60 years and 'will never be solved'

There are a lot of people counting cars, or rather parking spaces with someone else's car in them, in residential areas of north Palo Alto these days. What most...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:04 am | 18 comments | 16529 Views

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On Deadline blog: Fairmeadow tree doomed by careless digging, tight design -- but triggers new policy

The abrupt removal of a twin-trunk redwood tree at Fairmeadow Elementary School during spring break in early April is generating a new Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by fairmeadow parent, on Apr 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 3 comments | 16055 Views

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Is it ?racial profiling? or a reasonable police response to crimes?

Is telling police to check out persons of color unconstitutional bias or a reasonable police response to witness' reports of crimes? A follow-up meeting Thursday...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by Not an issue, on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 44 comments | 15973 Views

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A rare inside glimpse of a police investigation

Herewith is my personalized review of one of the oddest cases in the history of the Palo Alto Police Department. It is complex, as early police statements repeatedly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 3, 2008
Last comment by the watcher, on Jun 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 23 comments | 15682 Views

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On hunting imaginary lions

Somewhere deep inside I've always been a lion hunter. And the recent episode of the lion hunt in and around Palo Alto's Foothills Park and the Los Trancos Woods...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by lion, on Sep 22, 2008 at 9:49 pm | 32 comments | 15440 Views

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No matter how bad 'ambulance billing' is, things could be worse ...

The billing operations of the Palo Alto Fire Department's life-saving paramedics program need emergency care. That's what city officials and the public learned...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Alphonso, on Apr 1, 2009 at 4:43 pm | 14 comments | 15056 Views

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Tunneling the trains is not a new vision

The "mini Big Four" Palo Alto city leaders proposing to tunnel the Caltrain tracks deep underground to make room for parks, bike lanes and condos were a bit surprised...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by nowhhineyy, on Mar 21, 2009 at 1:43 am | 22 comments | 14937 Views

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When Ted Kennedy was young, lean and stood on folding chairs ...

The passing of Ted Kennedy this week evokes a particular personal memory from decades back, when we were both younger and leaner. One day in 1960 I was heading...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Sep 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 14741 Views

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On Deadline blog: Palo Alto getting a crash course on bullying -- yet some prevention efforts go back years

Bullying and how to prevent it and deal with both victims and bullies has become a hot topic in Palo Alto schools, spurred by a harsh finding by the federal Department...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 30, 2013
Last comment by Help us Jay!, on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 40 comments | 14302 Views

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On Deadline blog: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley conference

A third of a century ago California voters enthusiastically supported Proposition 13 as a way to cut taxes and curtail the costs of "runaway" government. The "tax...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by all for one, on Jan 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 34 comments | 13965 Views

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On Deadline: A last trip to the city dump -- layoffs, some nostalgia, seagulls

Thursday at 5 p.m. the Palo Alto city dump closed forever to residents for garbage and trash loads. City dump isn't its real name. It's officially the Palo Alto...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 29, 2011
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When a light goes out in a community ?

The death of Phyllis Seidman in early December has prompted scores of comments in the Town Square online forum, uniformly expressing deep sadness whether or not...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 9, 2008
Last comment by Dorothy Black, on Mar 9, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 7 comments | 13414 Views

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The great water war of California Avenue?

One of the odder mini-battles of Palo Alto is occurring at the east end of the California Avenue business district, near the Caltrain station. That is whether...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 30, 2008
Last comment by Lois, on Aug 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm | 16 comments | 13167 Views

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Is California high-speed rail the future or a slow-motion train wreck?

For a frenetically busy community, it seems that Palo Altans sometimes have too much time on their hands. It is a rare week when someone could possibly do or...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by NONIMBYS, on May 31, 2010 at 11:17 am | 23 comments | 13147 Views

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If high-speed trains are tunneled, what would we do with all that dirt?

The realities of high-speed rail arrived in Palo Alto and the Midpeninsula this year -- even though the first train is years away. Neighbors along the designated...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by Dr. Gary Gechlik, on Jan 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm | 19 comments | 12877 Views
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